Hirante Welandawe graduated from the University of Moratuwa and obtained her Masters from the Helsinki University of Technology. Welandawe has been in practice from 1994 and heads H W Architects. She is a Visiting Design Tutor of the Department of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, has received several Design awards and was nominated for the Aga Khan award for Architecture in 2010. Welandawe’s interest is in exploring the potential that Architecture offers to enhance the lived experience of the individual and the community.